Zemplar is a prescription medication that is used to treat hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease and on dialysis. Zemplar contains paricalcitol and is a synthetic form of vitamin D. Zemplar works by reducing the levels of the parathyroid hormone and helping your body to absorb calcium and phosphorus.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Zemplar include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of paricalcitol.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Zemplar?
If you miss a dose of Zemplar, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Zemplar?
Zemplar is available in strengths of 1mcg, 2mcg and 4mcg.